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Ghafari Project Accountant (AEC Industry) in Dearborn, Michigan


General Summary:

The Project Accountant will work with Project Managers to oversee financial administration of projects for the company, from project initiation to project close-out.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create, update and maintain projects in accounting system

  • Review contracts and proposals to ensure projects are properly setup, including complying with revenue recognition rules

  • Review labor and expense charges on assigned projects with Project Managers; perform labor adjustments and journal entries as required

  • Review and track consultant invoices against project budget

  • Participate in the completion of the billing and revenue recognition processes for the monthly close

  • Preparation of draft and final invoices on assigned projects

  • Review weekly project status reports and identify projects requiring further analysis; obtain and review updated project estimates to complete from Project Managers

  • Review Accounts Receivable aging and resolve outstanding items with Project Managers

  • Maintain physical and electronic project accounting files

  • Support audit deliverables

  • Other duties & responsibilities as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field preferred


  • 5 years of project accounting experience in a service/project-based business environment

  • Architecture/Engineering industry experience preferred


  • Experience with Deltek accounting software preferred

  • Knowledge of GAAP Revenue Recognition rules for service/project-based businesses

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with particularly advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work independently and with Project Managers with strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet strict deadlines


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

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If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2020-1441

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Accounting/Finance